1775: – Montreal was captured by American Revolutionary forces.
1865: – The US issued the first gold certificates.
1897: – The first ever metal dirigible was flown from Tempelhof Field in Berlin.
1907: – Paul Corno achieves the first helicopter flight.
1927: – New York’s Holland tunnel was officially opened for traffic.
1938: – America’s first saint Mother Frances Cabrini was canonized.
1940: – Car maker Willys-Overland submitted a prototype for the Jeep featuring four-wheel drive, an open-air cab, and a rifle rack mounted under the windshield to the US Army.
1945: – Charles de Gaulle was elected as the President of France.
1950: – US won the first world championship bridge contest.
1969: – Vietnam War protesters began a ‘March against Death’ in Washington D.C.
1971: – Mariner 9 which was launched on May 30, 1971 reached Mars on this day and became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet.
1984: – David Levy found his first comet.
1986: – NASA launched space vehicle S-199.
2001: – The US President George W. Bush signed an executive order that allowed military tribunals against foreigners that are suspected of any connections to terrorist acts against the US.
Days on November 13: –
- World Kindness Day
- National Indian Pudding Day
- Sadie Hawkins Day